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Spooner team heads to world competition

The Spooner Lego Team received the title of The State Champions in Wisconsin's First Lego League competition Dec. 10 in Appleton. The team from Spooner High School spent hours of refining team building skills while designing and programming a rob...

The Spooner Lego Team received the title of The State Champions in Wisconsin's First Lego League competition Dec. 10 in Appleton.

The team from Spooner High School spent hours of refining team building skills while designing and programming a robot using "Lego Mindstorm Technology."

The Champion's Award is the most prestigious award that any of the competing teams can win. It represents the total package -- the embodiment of the First Lego League vision which encompasses four key, equally weighted elements: project presentation, technical interview, teamwork interview, and robot Performance.

The Spooner Lego League Team's next step is to advance to the World Competition scheduled for April 12-14 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia Dome.

The Spooner Lego League will compete with 104 other teams from the United States as well as from 39 different countries.

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The team is attempting to raise money to travel to the competion. The trip will cost about $8,000.

Call Sue at (715) 635-2426 to make a donation, or Bill at (715) 635-6713 for more information.

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